One out of four women suffer from pelvic floor disorder, but often feel too embarrassed to do anything about it. Pelvic floor disorder (PFD) occurs when the muscles or connective tissues of the pelvic area weaken or are injured. The pelvic organ drops from its usual position and pushes against the walls of your vagina.
Women who have pelvic floor disorder can experience urinary problems, pain or pressure in their pelvis and low back, and muscle spasms. Pelvic floor disorder is more common in women who are obese, pregnant, have given birth or are post-menopausal; but the disorder is not a normal part of getting older.
Medical Director of the Chronic Pelvic Pain program, Associate Professor and pelvic pain specialist, Colleen Fitzgerald, MD, MS, discuss what pelvic floor disorder is and what treatments are available to help ease your suffering.